Celebrate Juneteenth with a new play by Saint Louis Story Stitchers, written by Mario Farwell and directed by Gregory S. Carr.

The story… Wanda, a young African American, has just been accepted at a major university. She doesn’t know if she’ll return to St. Louis after graduating college.  She wants to explore other opportunities, but Zoot Suit, a well-known gangster, entices her to come work for him.   The community rallies to prevent Wanda from making a serious mistake and with the help of Scott Joplin, Madam CJ Walker, Cool Papa Bell and Tina Turner, they manage to save her from the clutches of Zoot Suit.

7:00 PM

Thursday, June 15 and Friday, June 16, 2023

.ZACK Theatre, 3224 Locust, St. Louis, MO 63103

Tickets $10 at the door or on MetroTix

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Saint Louis Story Stitchers’ The WHY of MY City is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. On the web at arts dot gov.

Support for Story Stitchers creative youth development programs is provided in part by The Lewis Prize for Music 2021 Accelerator Award.

Additional support is provided by Missouri Arts Council, a state agency, and Missouri Humanities Council, a state agency, and Kranzberg Arts Foundation.